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Dolores Silva
Dolores Silva
Sacramento, CA
Dolores Silva was born in Sacramento in 1924, and grew up in a neighborhood of mostly Portuguese and Japanese families. She began dating Norman Greenslate while they were still in high school, and she wrote to him every day he was fighting in Europe, first as an engineer and then in the infantry. She worked at the State Pension Board, went to USO dances, had a victory garden, and volunteered at hospitals where wounded soldiers were recuperating. Silva and Greenslate were married after the war.